The fact that the Honolulu Police Commission is negotiating a deal in secret is raising concerns.
Chief Louis Kealoha’s retirement package is being worked out and approved in secret before it’s known whether he committed serious wrongdoing.
The chief has maintained his innocence after being named by the FBI as a suspect in a federal corruption investigation.
The commission wrapped up an hours-long meeting without making a decision but plans to take up the issue again on Friday.
But public-interest attorneys say the matter is far too important to be handled behind closed doors.
Katherine Kealoha has been picked to help with a new intelligence-driven prosecution strategy.
An investigation into a broken taillight at Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha’s house raises more questions about alleged corruption.
The alleged conspiracy involving Louis Kealoha’s stolen mailbox is only one reason he should not be allowed back on the job.